National Office Nominations and Elections

Candidates for FBA National Office for FY2015

Pursuant to the FBA Constitution and Bylaws, and in accordance with the notice disseminated earlier this year, the Nominations & Elections Committee has met and considered applications for nomination to FBA national office. The committee has nominated the following members for the offices indicated.

Mark K. Vincent
Hon. Michael J. Newman

Stephen R. Jackson
Dawn Stern
Katherine Gonzalez Valentin
Kristin M. Kimmelman

Matthew C. Moschella
Ernest T. Bartol
Bridget Montgomery
Christine C. Varnado
Barry W. Ashe
James W. Satola
Sheri H. Mecklenburg
Alison S. Bachus
Jonathan O. Hafen
Richard S. Dellinger
Elizabeth Pugh

Director (Group 1-Vice Presidents for the Circuits) 
Director (Group 2- Chairs for the Sections and Divisions) 
Director (Group 3- Chapter Presidents) 
Director (Group 4-Younger Lawyers)

Vice President for the First Circuit
Vice President for the Second Circuit
Vice President for the Third Circuit
Vice President for the Fourth Circuit
Vice President for the Fifth Circuit
Vice President for the Sixth Circuit
Vice President for the Seventh Circuit
Vice President for the Eighth Circuit
Vice President for the Ninth Circuit
Vice President for the Tenth Circuit
Vice President for the Eleventh Circuit
Vice President for the D.C. Circuit

The names of these candidates will be listed on the ballots that will be distributed to each member in good standing as of June 15, 2014.

Members who have not been nominated for office by the Committee, but who wish to be placed on the ballot for national office, may do so by delivering to Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpi, Jr, Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, at, a petition, including an Application, specifying the office being sought and bearing the required number of signatures, i.e., fifty (50) signatures for national offices; twenty (20) signatures for vice presidents for the circuits by members within the respective circuit. No member shall be eligible as an endorser of a petition whose dues are not paid for the current fiscal year or who is not otherwise in good standing. Each petition may propose nominees for one or more offices; however, in no event shall any member be eligible as an endorser of more than one candidate for the same office. Petitions must be received by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Mailing and Return of Ballots
In accordance with Bylaw 6(D), by June 15, 2014, the Committee shall cause a ballot to be mailed or transmitted electronically to each member of the Association in good standing. The ballot shall list the names of all eligible nominees, in an order drawn by lot, under the respective office for which each has been nominated, with a space provided for writing in the name of a candidate for each office; the ballot also shall contain such instructions for its use as the Committee shall prescribe. A member who is restored to good standing after the mailing of the ballots, and who, prior to 5 p.m. EDT on July 5, 2014, delivers to the Committee evidence that he or she has been restored to good standing, shall thereupon be entitled to a ballot.

All ballots to be counted must be received by the Committee by 5 p.m. EDT on August 1, 2014. The committee shall canvass the vote and promptly report, as elected, the candidate for each office who has received a plurality of the votes cast for the office.

2014 Nominations and Elections Committee
Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpi, President and Chair, Matthew B. Moreland, President-elect
Robert J. DeSousa, Immediate Past President
Tonya K. Cammon, Circuit Vice President
Joe Leventhal, Circuit Vice President
Geoff Cheshire, Section Chair
Ila Deiss, Division Chair
Wendy Robinson, Chapter Representative
Jason Hill, Chapter Representative


FBA Application for National Office

National Officer Qualifications

Eligiblity requirements for FBA national officers.

2014 Nominations and Elections Committee


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